Students Compete in Regional Science Fair
Students from across the Panhandle gathered on March 6, in Scottsbluff to share over 45 science projects ranging from “Paint Weathering”, “Family Fingerprints” and “Estrus Synchronization in Ewes” at the 3rd annual Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center (NP- AHEC) and Nebraska Junior Academy of Science (NJAS) Combined Regional Science Fair.
Students were judged on items including: Scientific Method, communication skills and personal growth by a panel of judges from Agate Fossil Beds, the local community, Riverside Discovery Center,WNCC, the Star Herald, the Rocky Mountain Bird Conservancy, J UNL Extension/4-H.
Participants competed to earn a trip to Lincoln in April for the State NJAS competition and for 8th graders only, a trip to UNMC in Omaha in June.
This event is sponsored by Nebraska Coalition for Lifesaving Cures- Search today for healthier tomorrows, ESU #13, Nebraska Panhandle Area Health Education Center, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center and College of Nursing- West Nebraska Division (WND).
Prizes were donated by Cappuccino and Company, Platte Valley Bank, Teacher’s Corner, Target and Walmart.
NJAS All of these projects will move forward to the State Fair
1 Jacobi Stumpff Hemingford high School Estrus Synchronization on Ewes
2 Elizabeth Shepperson Valley Home School Reverse Spherification
3 Taylor Borges/Paige Ernest Leyton High School Egg-cellent Rockets
4 Abigail Smith Banner County High School Easy Clean
5 Kelsee Moffat Garden County High School Feed Efficiency
6-8 Grade All of these projects will move forward to the State Fair
1 Daniel Bashtovoi Sidney Middle School Does the Nose Know
2 Aiden Dressel Chadron Middle School Repelling flies from Glass
3 Destiny Hanson Hemingford Middle school Which Burns Faster
4 Axi Benish Leyton Middle School Tooth Enamel vs Beverages
5 Owen Grant Alliance Middle School Drinking Water
6 Abigail Brady Gering Middle School Drug Solubility
AHEC 8th Grade Local Judges Choice All 8th grade project abstracts will move forward to compete for the trip to UNMC.
1 Daniel Bashtovoi Sidney Does the Nose Know
2 Nicolas Clark Gering Desalinization
3 Melissa McGinley Alliance Smell and Taste
Axi Benish Leyton Tooth Enamel vs Beverages